I’m Pregnant And My Feet Are Swelling, Is It Normal Or Should I Worry It Is Pre-Eclampsia?
When my wife was pregnant with our second child, she craved green olives. When she was 32 weeks into the pregnancy, her feet started to retain fluid and were swollen, unlike her first pregnancy when she only craved cantaloupes. Was her swelling due to the salt content in the green olives or was it from something else?
If you ask any woman who has been pregnant before, she will tell you that no two pregnancies are the same. Each pregnancy may deliver a completely different set of signs, symptoms, feelings, or cravings. Are you expected to know what feelings are normal and what feelings might be a sign of trouble with the pregnancy? No. It is the responsibility of your physician, nurse practitioner, or nurse midwife to decide if your symptoms or complaints are something to worry about and treat.
If your doctor, midwife, or nurse practitioner does not realize that you are showing signs of pre-eclampsia or eclampsia and doesn't treat it, you can develop seizures, liver problems, eye problems, bleeding, placental abruption, liver damage, stroke, or even death. In addition, it may also cause catastrophic injuries to your baby or cerebral palsy.
Since 1958, the Beasley Firm has been successfully litigating pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases with documented results. The Beasley medical malpractice law firm is a nationally recognized catastrophic injury and wrongful death law firm that has awarded over $2 billion for their clients. In addition to our experienced attorneys, we also have on staff two physicians and three registered nurses, two of them that have over 30 years of bedside experience caring for pregnant women who had pre-eclampsia, or eclampsia. Our collective knowledge assisted in obtaining two of the largest medical negligence verdicts in Pennsylvania history, $100 million for an injured baby and a $55 million verdict, as well as countless other multimillion dollar judgments and settlements.
If you or your baby have been injured because of untreated high blood pressure during pregnancy, please contact one of our experienced Philadelphia birth injury attorneys at (215) 866-2424. Please feel free to look at our track record of success and call us for free no obligation consultation. We promise that we will never take a fee unless we win your case.